The Maze of Bones (The 39 Clues #1)
Grace is the last matriarch of the Cahills, the world's most powerful family. Everyone from Napoleon to Houdini is related to the Cahills, yet the source of the family power is lost. 39 clues hidden around the world will r
Amy and Dan Cahill are typical squabbling siblings who believe one another are the most annoying brother and sister in the world. However, that all changes when they get summoned to their mega-rich grandma Grace's funeral,...more
After the funeral, certain family members are invited to the reading of the will. Amy and Dan are included. Everyone is anxious to find out what their inheritance will be. No one expects what happens. Everyone is given a choice...more
I read this one pretty quickly, as it is definitely a page-turner. My expectations may have been excessively high, due to the fact that I like Rick Riordan and I've heard so much buzz about Scholastic's hope to keep themselves big in the post-Harry Potter market with this new "multi-platform" series (books, trading cards, internet game, and cash prizes). I'm giving this four stars and not five for the fact...more
What I read was fun, but not amazing. It appears to be an Amazing Race sort of book --- a bunch of different groups all chasing around the world for clues that will solve a big mystery. This first one sets things up. Two kids (younger boy is a gaming/computer guy while the older sister is a shy bookworm) and their au pair (just happens to know the right la...more
I finished the book last night, have entered one set of cards and unlocked my first clue, and have mastered the first five tasks the online game has presented to me. I wanted to be able to answer student questions about how to play or what was required. I plan to raffle off (fo...more
Game cards? Yes, this is one of those “it’s a book! And a trading-card game! And an online game!” multi-platform series thingies. There will be ten books (outlined by Rick Riordan a...more
This is the first in a series that publishing house Scholastic hopes will buoy its financial success along after the conclusion of the Harry Potter series. If only this book were nearly as complex, well-writt...more
I think this will be a neat series for older elementary readers. It's got a lot going on, but isn't hard to read. And it is fun for the parents to get involved too.
reminds me of the movie National Treasure mixed with the show Amazing Race...more
Parentless Dan and Amy Cahill are from a very famous and wealthy family. When their favorite aunt Grace dies, they are thrown into a race across the globe after… well… 39 clues that lead to some sort of family secret that will bring world power to the winner.
Some of the things I’m liking about this series: how it explores di...more
As Amy and Dan Cahill's Grandmother Grace died, they have to decide on accepting one milloin dollars from her will or taking on a challenge that can make them the most powerful people in the world. They compete with the Holt family, Ian and Natalie Kabra, superstar singer/actor Jonah Wizard, the annoying Starling triplets, a former Russian spy named Irina Spasky, and "Uncle" Alistair Oh. Their firet clue leads them to the library where...more
I thought that it was going to just be a non-stop action adventure book for boys but it turns out to be something more.
The first book in the series "The Maze of Bones" is written by Rick Riordan, the author of the very popular Lightening Thief series. And each book following will be written by an acclaimed junior fiction author; Gordon Korman has penned the second in the series.
What I enjoyed is the amount of history, archaeology and...more
These relatives of a deceased woman are put up to a challenge that could make them the most powerful of their family...or of the world...
It was a bit annoying...and this could be a little bit of a spoiler (so sorry if this bugs you...but I don't think it gives much away)....at how often when Amy and Dan found clues anot...more
If you liked national treasure you'll love this book!
Following the death of their rich grandmother Grace, siblings Amy and Dan Cahill race around the world to gather the 39 clues before their extended family members can find them. Lots of action, stereotypical character development, and fun historical scavenger hunt through the life of Ben Franklin. This i...more
The first book is by Rick Riordan, who wrote the Percy Jackson series. I enjoy Riordan's writing, but felt like this was watered down and aimed at 8-year-olds. I prefer the books that are pitch...more
Anyway, fun read for kids, throws them into reading and into searching for clues. Which isn't bad.
I would call this a mash-up of the DaVinci Code, National Treasure, and every book about families and secret wills with a dash of Artemis Fowl and Charlie Bone thrown in. Two children, upon the de...more
The concept behind the 39 Clues series is very interesting - Rick Riordan wrote the first book of a ten-book arc, and will plan the entire arc. Other writers will write other books in the series. The series has a companion website with a game, trading cards, and a real-life contest for real prizes. On the website, players are informed that they belong to...more
There will be 10 books...more
Grace being a rather unique woman herself, arranged to have the last word. After the funeral, a group of the relat...more
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"These are cool," Dan decided. "Maybe I could-"
"No, Dan," Amy said. "You can't collect human bones."
"Something cool." (Dan)
"Oh, that's real helpful. I mean, what could make somebody the most powerful Cahill in history? And why thirty-nine clues?"
Dan shrugged. "Thirty-nine is a sweet number. It's thirteen times three. It's also the sum of five prime numbers in a row - 3,5,7,11,13. And if you add the first three powers of three, 3 to the first, 3 to the second, and s to the third, you get thirty-nine."
Amy stared at him. "How did you know that?"
"What do you mean? It's obvious.”